Kailee Marin

Aloha! My name is Kailee Marin, I'm a DO student in California. I was 15 years old when I decided to go to medical school. I spent three years in Hawaii getting my bachelors, then I came straight to CA to pursue my dream. These three years have been a rollercoaster - the best and worst of my life. I've spent med school listening to, and participating in the complaining of my classmates. I've come to realized that it's all the same. It comes down to the common barriers that current and future doctors face - and it starts in medical school. Moral injury being disguised as burnout so that institutions can pretend they care... But moral injury can't be fixed by wellness Wednesdays, or fitness Fridays. I have realized, to heal moral injury, you have to treat the underlying cause. And there are so. many. causes. So I guess I have a lot to talk about! As an aspiring psychiatrist, I feel compelled to advocate for mental health. This includes the mental health of my colleagues, my future patients, and myself.

Moral Injury Starts in Medical School

I have received feedback about my content and ideas being relevant to a variety of fields/industries – and I love it! I hope for as many people as possible to find value in my work. I do however, want to explain why I am so driven to write specifically about med student/physician well being. I’ve…

What’s Worse than Fake News? Fake Health Advice

Why are hundreds of thousands (millions?) of people looking to social media influences with questionable credentials for health advice? This trend of “fitness porn” on social media is becoming increasingly popular. Audiences get hooked by the images of oiled up abs and biceps, they are taught that the photoshopped model with the skinniest waist is…

Doctor Debt, CEO Salaries, and Taking Back the System

This article sheds light on a ‘physician stereotype’ that has been getting less and less true, although the momentum and the hate on docs for being “rich @**holes” (as my attending once said) shows no sign of giving way. I agree that pay for physicians “has remained flat or declined in recent years,” but that…